William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarships 

William Boddy was a beloved member of the Salida arts community. People admired his contributions to the arts, music and historical renovations and his giving and teaching nature. So upon his death in 2015 a scholarship was created in his name.

This scholarship is administered by the Salida Council for the Arts with funds raised through individual donations, business sponsorships and a silent auction at the annual Boddy Jam concert in the fall.  Our annual goal is to raise $5,000, which provides 6 -10 scholarships for creative instructors in our community each year.  These classes are provided free to the community and teachers get paid.  Here is a sampling of past classes:

  • Afro-Cuban Drumming, 6 workshops with Trevor “Bones” Davis

  • Costume set/design, 5 workshops with Krista Jarvis & Andrea Mossman

  • Smashing Recycled Jewelry/Metalworking with Christine Davis

  • Cinema at the Crossroads, Evolution of Film &Cinematic Arts w/ Stephen Renner

  • Circular Mixed Media from found objects with Hannelore Gabriel

  • Color Theory for Visual Arts with Dan Bishop

  • Improvisation Skills with Jennifer Dempsey & Devon Kasper 

  • Tumbling Tots with Jennifer Dempsey at Early Childhood Centers

  • Learning Ukulele at the Boys & Girls Club with Joan Lobec

  • Contemporary Guitar Building with Jeff Bamburg

  • Art Enhancement in Photoshop with Mel Strawn & Solar Etching

  • An Actor's Toolbox – Theatre with Jan Justis & Allen Lane

  • Creative Dance & Fitness with PoleCatz

Spring Application dates will remain on Schedule
Deadline April 1, 2020
Winners announced May 14

Thanks to our Boddy Sponsors:

Mike’s Garage

Eye Candy

Hittle Landscape Architects

Lisa Marvel

Amica’s Pizza

Wood’s Distillery

Pam & Don Dubin

Su Casa Furniture & Sleep Shop

Scarlett Massine

Box of Bubbles

Natural Habitats

Broken String Guitars

Salida Mountain Sports

Legends Kitchen & Bath

Fairway Independent Mortgage 

Wendy Rombold - Pinon RE

Lawton Eddy - Pinon VR

Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals

Sweeties Sandwich Shop

 high school scholarships 

Salida Council for the Arts has two $500 scholarships available to Salida High School seniors planning to pursue a career in either visual or performing arts. The deadline has been extended to May 4, 2020. Click the Application button to Apply. Winners will be announced online.

community grants

The Salida Council for the Arts invites artists and creatives to apply for our next Community Grants. Grants of up to $500 each are awarded to applicants seeking funding for local arts and cultural projects. The 2020 grant application cycle is from May 28 to June 26. Selections will be made by July 15. Projects should be completed within the calendar year.

Applicants may be individuals or organizations. Residency in Salida is not required, but the project must have a definable connection to the Salida Community and be supportive of the Council’s Mission to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, businesses, government and educational institutions.

These grants are for a specific creative project and not for an artist’s or arts organization’s operating budget. Use your imagination to create a project that will inspire, edify, and/or entertain the Salida community.

© 2020 Salida Council for the Arts. 

PO Box 672, Salida, CO 81201

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